Narrative Play Therapy : Theory and Practice

Narrative Play Therapy : Theory and Practice

Book Title: Narrative Play Therapy : Theory and Practice

Author: Ann Cattanach

Format: Paperback | 240 pages

Publication Date: 15 Jun 2011

ISBN-13: 9781849051422

Narrative Play Therapy is a highly effective play-based psychological intervention that enables therapists to help children communicate difficult experiences and complex emotions through co-constructed stories. This is the definitive guide to the approach, offering both a coherent theoretical outline and a clear explanation of its practical applications.

Beginning with detailed accounts of the theory and history that has shaped the approach, this book provides necessary background knowledge for the successful application of Narrative Play Therapy. It looks at different client circumstances, including children experiencing adoption, parental separation or abuse, and demonstrates how the approach can be used in practice to support each client group therapeutically. The professional expertise of leading practitioners in the field is brought together to present a comprehensive framework for Narrative Play Therapy drawn from theory, understanding and practice.

This is an essential resource for students of play therapy, play therapy practitioners, and all other professionals working with children therapeutically.